AUCKLAND Rugby League Premier Competition, The Mad Butcher Fox Memorial, is entering that very interesting stage, with five games remaining in the round.
THIS Sunday from 12:35pm at Olympic Park, the Australian Schoolboys team clashes with the Junior Kiwis in the first of their two Test series.
THE following Junior Kiwi team has been announced for the first test match against the Australian Schoolboys on Sunday 24 July 2005 where they will play the curtain raiser to the Storm v Roosters NRL game at Olympic Park Melbourne, kicking off at 12.40pm (2.40pm NZ Time).
A fairly slim weekend of Bartercard Cup action as this weekend sees only three games played in part two of the split Round 12. One further ?catch up? game will be played on Wednesday July 27 between the Counties Manukau Jetz and the North Harbour Tigers. This match venue is yet to be advised.
REDCLIFFE Dolphins hooker Michael Roberts this week against Tweed Heads brings up his 150th first grade game for the club.
Rugby League was not his original sport of choice he gave up a promising soccer career to try his hand at Rugby League. He made the Queensland under 16?s squad for the national titles as a centre midfielder. ?I didn?t play Rugby League for the first time until I was year 11 at St.Pats. ?The atmosphere was so good that I ended up giving soccer away and played school league and under 17?s for Brothers.?
EASTS TIGERS v TOOWOOMBA CLYDESDALES,
Langlands Park Saturday 2pm, July 23.
CHICKEN may well be on the menu this Friday night at North Sydney Oval when the North Sydney Bears attempt to win 4 in a row at home as they take on the Sydney Roosters in the main match at 7:00 p.m.
BARLA Great Britain U21s Manager Roger Blair has announced a 20-man squad for next weeks clash against the Army.
WITH the Bridgend Blue Bulls and Aberavon Fighting Irish having secured first and second place respectively all eyes will be on who can claim that all important third spot and a play-off with Aberavon for the right to face Bridgend in the Welsh Final.
LONDON Broncos are expected to change their home ground for the 2006 season, in a partnership deal with Rugby Union club Harlequins to be announced on Tuesday.
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 22 previews -Friday games. Salford v Bradford, Wigan v Wakefield and Leigh v St Helens.
LEEDS have won the first stage of their high court case claiming that Iestyn Harris was in breach of contract when he joined Bradford Bulls last summer.
FULLTIME score: Round 20 KNIGHTS 16 v EELS 10 Match summary:
WARRIORS 24 v RAIDERS 16
The New Zealand Warriors have celebrated the return of skipper Steven Price to overcome the Canberra Raiders 24-16 in Auckland this evening.
North Queensland Cowboys 38 v Penrith Panthers 18